A Mays Landing man was ordered detained Tuesday in a shooting that killed one man and wounded several others. Matthew Gonzalez, 27, is charged with murder, attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault in the Sept. 24 shooting during a fight at the Brandywood Apartment Complex in Hamilton Township, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said. Police were called to the scene at about 5:30 p.m., for the report of shots fired and several victims.
A 17-year-old charged with killing an Egg Harbor Township teen last month is free on an ankle bracelet, BreakingAC has confirmed. But officials have been quiet about the move since it happened weeks ago, muted by the restraints of the juvenile system. Minors charged with crimes — even violent ones — are protected under the law. Officials are not allowed to comment, regardless of the seriousness of the crime. Only if they are successfully waived
An Atlantic City man is charged in the fatal shooting of a man Monday. Howard Cassell, 30, is jailed on charges of reckless manslaughter, along with weapons offenses in the killing of Da’quan Montague. Montague, 23, of Atlantic City, was shot near A.C. Linen in the area of 18 N. New Jersey Ave., Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said Saturday. Cassell is in the Atlantic County Justice Facility. A detention hearing is set for Tuesday.
A one-car crash closed a portion of Route 9 in Galloway Township for about an hour Friday. Police were called to the area of Route 9 and Leeds Point Road at about 2:50 p.m. for the report of a car crash and a downed utility pole, police said. An investigation found that Cynthia Verderber was traveling south on Route 9 when her 2011 Dodge Durango left the roadway and struck a utility pole. The SUV
Jury orders Atlantic City to pay $300,500 The Atlantic City Police Department’s policies created an environment for violence by its officers, a Federal civil jury found in a unanimous decision Thursday. The city was ordered to pay $300,500 for its failures. But the jurors cleared two of the three officers involved in the 2013 arrest that sparked the lawsuit. Atlantic City Officers Anthony Abrams and William Moore did nothing in the arrest that left Steven
A body found in Atlantic City bay has been tentatively identified as a man missing since November. Police were called to Arizona Avenue at 5:11 p.m. Tuesday for the report of a body found on the water’s edge, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. On Thursday, he said it was tentatively identified as Damon Malloy. Atlantic City man still missing after jumping into water Monday Malloy has been missing since Nov. 13, when police were called to
But residents call Henderson a mother to community An Atlantic City woman has been charged in an assault that nearly killed a 1-year-old boy. Lisa Henderson, 55, was operating an unlicensed daycare center out of her home Nov. 30, when the boy suffered a head injury so severe he it was classified as nearly fatal, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner said Thursday. She is charged with aggravated assault and child endangerment. But many who know
The Atlantic City Democratic Committee will be filing criminal charges against Mayor Frank Gilliam, after an ad hoc committee’s investigation into how Gilliam’s campaign account wound up with a $10,000 donation meant for the group. Gilliam had said the deposit was an oversight, and that the check — which was delivered to his headquarters — was mixed in with about seven other checks made out to his campaign. But the majority of the committee didn’t
A former firefighter made more than $1.7 million for his part in a far-reaching prescription fraud case that caused the Downbeach community millions. Michael Sher, 40, of Northfield, admitted to his role in Camden Federal Court on Thursday, just days after he resigned from the Margate City Fire Department, becoming the city’s first employee to plead. He is the 16th person to plead guilty in the scheme that had doctors writing prescriptions for expensive —
One woman has been charged in the robbery of a Pleasantville dollar story. Yahminah Butler, 20, of Atlantic City, is charged with robbery after she allegedly shoplifted items from the Family Dollar across from the Pleasantville Shopping Center at about 12:45 p.m. Jan. 13, police said. Butler then pushed her way through a store employee while fleeing, police said. “An already bad choice became much worse as the use of force against the employee” turned